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A comparative analysis of the nature and extent of traffic offences and their relationship to other non-traffic offences

Palk, Gavan R. & Davey, Jeremy D. (2005) A comparative analysis of the nature and extent of traffic offences and their relationship to other non-traffic offences. In Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, 14-16 November, Wellington, New Zealand.

Abstract

This study examined the relationship between traffic offences and other types of crime through a comparative analysis of their characteristics and temporal/spatial dynamics. The results suggest that serious traffic offences, disturbances and offences against the person share similar characteristics and occur in concentrated places at similar times. This gives credence to the notion suggested by other studies (Broughton 2003; Rose, 2000; Sugg, 1998) that there is an association between serious traffic offending and general criminality. The findings demonstrate the value of place based theories of crime and indicate that targeting specific criminal offences at times and places through problem oriented policing may have potential for reducing serious traffic offences. The authors suggest a more comprehensive model to explain the relationship between traffic offending and criminality.

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ID Code: 3885
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: The contents of this conference paper can be freely accessed online via the conference web page. Use hypertext link above.
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Keywords: traffic offending, criminality
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Psychology not elsewhere classified (170199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 18 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:12

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